What's the plural of "suéter"?

In Mexico, most of the times is called "sueters".

Is it "sueters" or "suéteres"?


According to Word Magic and Wiktionary suéteres is the correct word.

This is a word borrowed from English word sweater and when the noun ends with -r you must form the plural with -es(Formación del plural en español)

Sustantivos y adjetivos terminados en -l, -r, -n, -d, -z, -j. Si no van precedidas de otra consonante, forman el plural con -es: dócil, pl. dóciles; color, pl. colores; pan, pl. panes; césped, pl. céspedes; cáliz, pl. cálices; reloj, pl. relojes. Los extranjerismos que terminen en estas consonantes deben seguir esta misma regla: píxel, pl. píxeles; máster, pl. másteres; pin, pl. pines; interfaz, pl. interfaces; sij, pl. sijes. Son excepción las palabras esdrújulas, que permanecen invariables en plural: polisíndeton, pl. (los) polisíndeton; trávelin, pl. (los) trávelin; cáterin, pl. (los) cáterin. Excepcionalmente, el plural de hipérbaton es hipérbatos.

  • I just wanted to add a link to the RAE: suéter "Adaptación de la voz inglesa sweater, ‘prenda de punto y con mangas que cubre desde el cuello hasta la cintura’. Su plural es suéteres (→ plural, 1g): «Enfundado [...] en varios suéteres y chaquetas para protegerse del frío» (Glantz Rastro [Méx. 2002])." – Nico Mar 20 '14 at 23:53
  • It's essentially covered under the "rule" but I just wanted to make a note regarding the noun ending with a consonant. Keep in mind that a gender change (e.g. profesor -> profesora) will change how you create a plural (e.g. profesores -> profesoras). – McArthey Mar 25 '14 at 19:32
  • @McArthey technically, the gender change happens first (you go from profesor to profesora to profesoras) – user0721090601 Nov 17 '17 at 0:34

If they do not precede the other consonant, form the plural with -es. And example is "dócil"; it becomes "dóciles". However, words such as "bufanda" (scarf), end with a vowel. In this case, you can simply just add an "s" at the end.

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